Volume 22, Number 24 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | October 23-29, 2009
Special applications for I.S. 276
New details emerged last week on the admissions process for I.S. 276, the middle school portion of the new K-8 school in southern Battery Park City.
I.S. 276 will start with just a sixth grade next fall, but the school will not be part of the general middle school choice process in District 2, as some had assumed. Instead, children can apply to I.S. 276 as part of a separate process for new middle schools, which takes place later, with applications due in March. All children should also still apply through the regular middle school choice process, with applications due in December.
Then, in May, some students may receive offers to both I.S. 276 and one of the five middle schools they selected as part of the regular choice process. If the students receive offers to two schools, they will be able to decide which school to attend.
Terri Ruyter, principal of P.S./I.S. 276, recently posted these admissions details and other information on her blog, is276.blogspot.com, and Dept. of Education spokesperson Andy Jacob confirmed Ruyter’s information.